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Sleek and sporty styling features as the orbiting fields of fashion and function combine fueling the growing trend for athleisure. What is different in the ready-to-wear market compared to the activewear market is the fabrics here are much more fashion forward without neglecting the function. The market is prepared to push its fashion know how, embracing the sporty styles and interpreting them in a modern manner, as sleek and sophisticated come through, just what the consumer is looking for.

The concept of athleisure holds no bars, originating from yoga and gymwear that will now take you to the dining table. With MODERN MIX expect to see more sports-inspired fabrics, not with as a high level of performance as activewear brands, but certainly with a strong sports appeal combined with a punchy injection on the fashion front.

PRODUCTS

  • · creora® Power Fit – high power spandex/elastane for the ultimate in power stretch
  • · creora® Black – for intense dark tones
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    creora® Color+ - dyeable spandex/elastane for intense tones as the fashion sector injects a new energetic look to sport styles

COMPANION FIBERS

  • · Nylon fibers with or without the higher level of performance – sometimes it is just the look we are after
  • · MIPAN® aqua-X as an alternative in delivering cool touch
  • · cotna® cotton touch polyester that enhances the lightness of fabrics and provides the convenience of quick dry
  • · Full dull askin® polyester for opaque micro fine knits
  • · Natural fibers with a luxury aspect appeal – cashmere, merino wool and pima cotton
  • · Micro modal and lyocell for super soft touch especially for circular knits

CONSIDER

  • · Micro light featherweight circular knits for fit and flare option
  • · Pile and brushed fabrics including French terry for a snug and sporty aspect
  • · High power warp knits that don’t just look sporty but deliver a sculpting effect to the wearer instead
  • · Double sided fabrics – bond knits with wovens in creating outer shells and contrasting looks
  • · Denim looking functional knits – still strong
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    Lightweight nylon/creora® spandex/elastane shell fabrics, on par with rip stops in the weight factor but with comfort stretch

  • · Functional finishes also appeal – consider windproof, waterproof, stain resistant
  • · Spacer fabrics – plain, printed or in jacquards, stretch spacer fabrics haven’t yet reached their full appeal
  • · Sublimation prints can truly update basic polyester/creora® spandex/elastane knit fabrics
  • · Digital prints take this look to a new level – don’t forget this is sporty styling with a huge fashion push
  • · High power, super soft meshes for liners and sculpting support in tops and bottoms
  • · Stretch mesh from micro to macro for sporty styling

TARGET MARKETS

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    A huge trend towards womenswear – this is for garments that take you from the school run to the dinner table and still look glam

  • · Menswear is catching on – comfort stretch combined with the athleisure sector continues to appeal

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